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Toulouse Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Toulouse Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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TLS Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.

What to Expect

toulouse airport guideThe mid-size terminal at Toulouse Airport (code: TLS) handles European and North African routes. Amenities include a variety of eateries and shops, including duty-free, both landside and airside. No shops are open 24 hours, so plan ahead for midnight snacks. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers report a sleep-friendly airport, with many solid sleep spots. Try the red couches in the departure areas or ride the escalators upstairs to find several long, soft benches. An eye mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones are crucial to blocking out airport lights and noise. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for free, including several in walking distance. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Toulouse Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport – (10 minute walk from the terminal) Free airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Radisson Blu Toulouse Airport – (10 minute walk from the terminal) Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle available upon request. Day rooms are available.  » Check Rates
  • Aerel Apparthotel Toulouse Blagnac – (10 minute walk from the terminal) A budget hotel with fully-equipped apartments on one side and a lower cost motel on the other side. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Pullman Toulouse Airport – (15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the airport) Free airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Toulouse Airport – (15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the airport) Free airport shuttle available. You must call for pick-up.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Toulouse Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  La Croix du Sud VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, Hall C. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Toulouse Airport. Connect to the “WIFI-AIRPORT” network. There are also Surfbox Internet Kiosks available for free Landside (printing services also available) and Airside.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Arrival Hall, Level B • Arrival Hall, Level C • Arrivals Hall D • Departure Hall, B.

Currency Exchange – There are two Travelex foreign exchange offices located in the public area: Hall D (Departure Level) and Hall C (Arrivals Level). Hours: vary, with the Hall D location being open earlier (7:15AM) and the Hall C location closing later (8:45PM), hours are reduced at both locations on weekends.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: Public Area ABCD Halls, Landside and Airside, Boarding Lounge. For bottled water once you are Airside, head to Hall D where you can purchase a bottle for 1€.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops including 5 Relay news shops. The Casino Shop (Landside) offers snacks, prepackaged foods, wine, etc.

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:

  • Baby changing facilities – Diaper changing-tables and baby care rooms are available both landside and Airside close to several of the bathrooms.
  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. The spaces come equipped with play structures and interactive video games. Locations: Airside, Hall B • Airside, Hall C.
  • Stroller Rental – Make getting around the airport with your baby much easier by borrowing one of the airport’s complimentary strollers. Location: Airside, Departure Hall.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour operators at the airport; however, you will find 14 food & drink options available both Landside and Airside. Hours: vary but a few open at 5:00AM and most close by 9:00PM. You will also find vending machines dispensing hot/cold beverages and snacks throughout the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk available to provide assistance . Hours: 5:30AM – 12:00AM (Mon – Sat) and 6:00AM – 12:00AM (Sun).

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: on the arrivals level, hall B.

Mobile Charging – All boarding areas offers shelves with outlets to charge your electronics. There are also two dedicated working areas near Gates 18 and 26.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, Halls B, C, D.

Prayer Room – To use the prayer room, you need to obtain the key from the Information Desk. Location: Hall C, landside, 3rd floor.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Toulouse airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAer LingusAir AlgérieAir ArabiaAir Canada • Air Corsica • Air France • Air Transat • Alitalia • APG Airlines • British AirwaysBrussels AirlinesEasyJet • HOP! • Iberia • KLM • Lufthansa • Nouvel Air • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • TAP Portugal • TUIFly • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Twin Jet • Volotea • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

TLS airport is well connected to the bus system.

  • A shuttle service links the airport to Toulouse bus station. Shuttles depart the airport every 20 minutes.
  • Line 30 and Line 88 offer serves to different locations in and around the city.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in Public Hall C: Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Courtyard Toulouse Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Toulouse Airport   •   Holiday Inn Toulouse Airport   •   Novotel Toulouse Aeroport   •   Pullman Toulouse Airport   •   Radisson Blu Hotel Toulouse Airport.

See Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available outside of the Arrivals area, between Gates B3 and C1.


Toulouse Airport is linked to the city center via the TISSEO T2 tram line. Trams depart every 15 minutes, travelling between T2 and tram stops Arènes and Palais de Justice. Total one-way trip time is 21-32 minutes.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.